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6th Combined Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
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From: 03/29/2015 To: 04/01/2015

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The program will feature lectures, papers and posters by noted American and Japanese hand surgeons.  The theme of the meeting is "Unsolved Problems in Hand Surgery."  Topics include perplexing problems in arthritis, congenital anomalies, flaps, scaphoid fractures, nerve injuries and distal radius fractures.  Most importantly, this meeting will provide networking opportunities that will help strengthen professional and personal relationships.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in fun activities such as golf, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking and more.  We hope you will join us in beautiful Maui, Hawaii.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this program, attendee(s) will be able to:

  • Learn new treatments and techniques for unsolved hand and upper extremity surgery problems.
  • Improve professional practices and patient care.
  • Discuss and critique reports of clinical advances and new research findings in hand and upper extremity surgery.
  • Engage professional interaction with your colleagues from the United States, Japan and others abroad.
  • Evaluate a wide range of hand surgery products and technologies to benefit your practice.
Faculty:
Alexander Y. Shin, MD
Joshua M. Abzug, MD
Vincent R. Hentz, MD
Andrew Y. Zhang, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
Amir Taghinia, MD
William H. Seitz, Jr., MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
Shelley S. Noland, MD
Douglas M. Sammer, MD, FACS
Edward Diao, MD
Ranjan Gupta, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
Morad Askari, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Co-chair(s):
James Chang, MD
Minoru Shibata, MD
​ASSH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT

The ASSH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Advance Registration is now open.  Click here to register by March 15, 2015.

Fees*

ASSH Member: $795 USD
Residents and Fellows: $495 USD
Nonmember Physician: $895 USD
Allied Health: $6251 USD
1Allied Health includes therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, non-MD researchers, administrative staff and industry representatives.

*Starting Sunday, March 29, 2015, onsite registration will incur an additional $50 fee per applicable type and is subject to availability.

All registration fees include: opening reception, breakfasts and refreshments breaks in addition to the course syllabus.  Course sessions and food functions are for the course registrants only—spouses and families are not permitted in these areas. 

Optional Events

Golf Tournament: $150 USD per person (includes tournament entry, golf fees and cart)
Luau: $215 USD per person (includes food, entertainment and two drink tickets)
Tours: If you wish to sign-up for an optional tour, click here to view all options and reserve your spot

Four Easy Ways to Register

Registration is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your enrollment, please e-mail, phone, fax or mail your registration information (check made payable in U.S. funds to ASSH, VISA, MasterCard or American Express) before March 15, 2015.  Photocopies are acceptable.  If you fax your registration form, it is not necessary to mail the original. 

NOTE: Mailed registrations are first sent to the ASSH bank for clearance.  After being held for 5-7 days, mailed registrations are then forwarded to the ASSH central office.  Please allow additional time for receipt and confirmation if mailing in your registration.

Registration Confirmation

All registrations are confirmed by e-mail.  If you have not received a confirmation prior to your departure for this course, please contact the ASSH Registrar at (312) 880-1900 between the hours of 8:00 AM - to 5:00 PM Central US Time Zone.

Refund Policy/Cancellation Fee

All refunds must be requested in writing to the ASSH Central Office at fax: (847) 384-1435 or email meetings@assh.org.
 
If written notification is received on or before December 31, 2014, a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be given.  If written notification is received between January 1, 2015 and January 30, 2015, a refund of 50% of the registration fees received will be given.  After January 30, 2015 there will be no refunds.

Housing Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761-1985

Guest Room Rates:
Golf/Mountain View: $245 USD plus tax
Partial Ocean View: $275 USD plus tax
Deluxe Ocean View: $300 USD plus tax
Deluxe Ocean Front: $330 USD plus tax
One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite: $275 USD plus tax

Important Information

• All course participants are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
• Please specify that you will be attending the ASSH/JSSH Combined Meeting
• Do not contact the ASSH office for Hotel Reservations
• Hotel Check-In time is: 4:00 pm       
• Hotel Check Out time is: 11:00 am

Two ways to secure your room reservation:
​Online: reservations may be secured online at Hyatt Regency Maui Online Room Reservation
By Phone: reserve your room by phone by calling toll free (888) 421-1442. Inform the reservation agent that you are with the ASSH/JSSH group block to receive the special discounted rate. 

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT
You are invited to join us at the 6th Combined Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand over March 29 – April 1 in Maui, Hawaii!  This program offers a unique opportunity for your company to reach decision-makers from the U.S. and abroad.  Applications are now being accepted for tabletop exhibits and industry workshops.  Complete your online application today by going to http://bit.ly/ASSH-JSSH15

The ASSH/JSSH Combined Meeting will cater to surgeons specializing in hand, orthopaedic and plastic surgery.  The program will feature lectures, papers and posters by noted American and Japanese hand surgeons.  The theme of the meeting is "Unsolved Problems in Hand Surgery".  Topics include perplexing problems in arthritis, congenital anomalies, flaps, scaphoid fractures, nerve injuries and distal radius fractures.  Expected attendance is 225-250 attendees with approximately 50% from the USA, 45% from Japan, and roughly 5% from other countries.  This meeting will be conducted in English.

Tabletop Exhibit Space ($1,000/table) 

  • Daily exhibition hours from 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1.
  • Fee includes one 6’x30” skirted table and two chairs.
  • Company listing with contact information in the onsite program .
  • One (1) set of pre-registered attendee list mailing labels (available by request).Final post-meeting attendee registration list (available by request)

Industry Sponsored Workshop ($3,000/ea) – Max of 12 Available

  • Reserve your 75-minute workshop to present your workshop to current and prospective clients.  Morning and afternoon time slots available Mon-Wed (March 30-April 1) of the program. 
  • Workshop can be a combination of lecture, panel discussion, cadaveric demonstration (faculty only), and/or a hands-on workshop using sawbones.  Content and faculty are the responsibility of sponsor. 
  • Meeting space with chairs and tables as requested in addition to standard A/V set-up including screen, LCD projector, and lectern microphone. 
  • The ASSH/JSSH will help promote your workshop to prospective attendees and will manage registration. 
  • One (1) set of pre-registered attendee list mailing labels (available by request).
  • Final post-meeting attendee registration list (available by request).

A $500 discount will be given to companies who plan to both exhibit and present an Industry Sponsored Workshop at this meeting.

Tabletop and workshop space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to acceptance by ASSH/JSSH.  Upon receipt of completed application forms and fees, the ASSH will send a letter to confirm reservation along with booth/room assignment.  Please contact the ASSH if you have not received confirmation within two weeks of submitting application.  

Deadline to submit: Tabletop space will continue to be sold up to four weeks prior to the start of the meeting, pending availability.  Space is limited.  

CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds must be requested in writing by fax at (847) 384-1435 or by email at exhibits@assh.org.  A full refund less a $100 administrative fee will be given if notification is received on or before December 31, 2014.  Requests received between January 1 – January 30, 2015 will be refunded 50%.  No refunds will be issued after January 30, 2015.

Disclaimer and Waiver:
 
I understand that the material presented in this continuing medical education program (the “Program”) has been made available under sponsorship of the Japanese and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others.
 
As a condition of my participation in the Program, I hereby (i) waive any claim I may have against ASSH/JSSH and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented in the Program; and (ii) release ASSH, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, as well as the presenters and speakers, from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Program.
 
I further understand and agree that no reproduction of any kind, including photographs, audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the Program. All property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to the ASSH/JSSH. ASSH/JSSH is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.
Questions???

Contact Kris R. Delas Armas, CMP, ASSH Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager, at (312) 880-1913 or via email at kdelasarmas@assh.org.

 

Day 1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration

Afternoon
Free Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies and Reception

Eposter and Exhibit session
Hawaiian Shirt contest

Day 2

Monday, March 30, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Skills Workshops/Continental Breakfast

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Eposters and Exhibits

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Welcome from ASSH and JSSH Presidents
Tsunami recovery update
Announcements from Program Chairs

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
General Session – Fractures
Unsolved Problem #1: Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures – Alex Shin
Papers: Moderators: Juich Tanaka & Fraser Leversedge

Unsolved Problem #2: Complications from Volar Distal Radius Plating - Junya Imatani
Papers: Moderators: Joshua Abzug & Moroe Beppu

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break and Exhibits

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
General Session - Soft Tissue (Tendon & Dupuytrens)
Unsolved Problem #3: The Small Finger in Dupuytrens – Vincent Hentz
Papers: Moderators: Hitoshi Hirata & Andrew Zhang

Unsolved Problem #4: Rupture after Flexor Tenolysis - Yutaka Maki
Papers: Moderators: Warren Hammert & Katsumi Tanaka

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Skills Workshops David Ruch, Jerry Huang and Osamu Soejima

Afternoon Free Time
GOLF TOURNAMENT

Evening
Free Time

Day 3

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Skills Workshops/Continental Breakfast

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Eposters and Exhibits

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
General Session – Congenital
Unsolved Problem #5: Type 3b & 4 Hypoplastic Thumb Minoru Shibata
Papers: Moderators: Amir Taghinia & Kazuki Sato

Unsolved Problem #6: The Cleft hand – Bill Seitz

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Poster Bullet Presentations Moderators: Scott Levin & Takaya Mizuseki

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break and Exhibits

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
General Session Flaps & Microsurgery 
Unsolved Problem #7: Dorsal Hand Wound – James Chang
Papers: Moderators: Hideo Kawabata & Shelley Noland

Unsolved Problem #8: Volkmann’s Contracture Tohru Sunagawa
Papers: Moderators: Doug Sammer & Isao Koshima

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Skills Workshops Ed Diao, Sanj Kakar & TBD Japanese Member

Afternoon
Free Time

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Luau (ticket required)
Golf Tournament Awards

Day 4

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Skills Workshops/Continental Breakfast

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Eposters and Exhibits

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
General Session – Nerve  
Unsolved Problem #9: High Ulnar Nerve Laceration Yasunori Hattori
Papers: Moderators: Ranjan Gupta & Osamu Soejima

Unsolved Problem #10: Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Ed Diao
Papers: Moderators: Noyuki Ochiai & Michelle Carlson

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM 
Refreshment Break and Exhibits

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
General Session – Arthritis
Unsolved Problem #11: Scaphotrapezialtrapezoidal Osteoarthritis –  Arnold-Peter Weiss
Papers: Moderators: Yukio Abe & Amy Ladd

Unsolved Problem #12:  Advanced Keinbock’s Disease Ryousuke Kakinoki
Papers: Moderators: Morad Askari & Toshiyasu Nakamura

12:35 PM – 2:00 PM
Skills Workshops Jeff Yao and TBD Japanese Member

Afternoon
Meeting Adjourn

Day 5
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